Antrim, Northern Ireland


Tucked away in the wiles and brays of Northern Ireland, just a 20 minute rail-ride from the sing-song, revival city of Belfast, is the historical town of Antrim. Antrim is the stuff of Irish legend, boasting World Heritage sites in the famous Giant's Causeway and the breathtaking Glens of Antrim and Glendun. It is here, nestled between the Celtic Sea and Lough Neagh that Given has chosen to change the lives of children forever.

Our Country Director, Stacey Hanburry, is leading a Counseling movement from within a local church, utilizing 'Play Therapy,' as a counseling-endorsed form of restorative therapy for children with troubled backgrounds. She is helping children recover from a myriad of backgrounds, from children who had previously been homeless, to victims of abuse, all in the hopes to see them healed, healthy and with full hearts to go become the world-changers they truly are.

 

Northern Ireland Vision

Given's vision is to buy a house (ideally a farm) in Northern Ireland. This home/farm would house our Country Director, Stacey, and simultaneously establish a home/center providing a center for Play Therapy programs for the children of Northern Ireland.

BUY A FARM

HOUSE OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR/COUNTRY DIRECTOR

OPEN A 'PLAY THERAPY CENTER'

HEAL CHILDREN

CHANGE THE WORLD

 

"Since I was a little girl I always had a passion for Ireland. Over the past 3 years I have been working in Children’s Ministry at St. Georges Episcopal Church while pursuing my Masters in Counseling. I have always had a special heart for working with children from hard places. In 2015 the opportunity arose for me to go and work in Northern Ireland with children who have had a difficult upbringing. I will be working with Journey Community Church in the historical city ofAntrim. I have the privilege of undertaking children’s counseling in the community and children’s discipleship within the church. Many of these children and their families have been affected by The Troubles and still carrying the scars from that time of civil war." 

STACEY HANBURRY // NORTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY DIRECTOR